The mission of the Computer Technology program is to fulfill the community’s need for a competent workforce and economic growth by providing instruction in programming, mobile applications, network security, information technology and data assurance. The program prepares students in comprehensive current and cutting-edge educational programs, in order to cultivate knowledge planning, design and implementation of computer networks, cloud computing, systems analysis, database management, mobile-applications design and high-level object-oriented programs. In an age of technology where various devices such as manufacturing equipment, automobiles and even basic home appliances have access to the internet the need to properly understand, configure, design and maintain those devices are of the upmost importance.

Students opting to concentrate their studies in the Computer Programming (69 credit hours) area learn the concepts, principles and techniques of software production with both procedural and high-level object-oriented programming languages such as Python, JAVA and Database Fundamentals. Students are also required to take courses in web design that include topics such as HTML and ASP. Career opportunities in this area include the positions of Database Specialist, Computer Programmer and Site Administrator.

The Computer Technology field calls for the ability to work with abstract concepts and to perform exacting technical analyses. It is recommended that students entering this program have a strong analytical and math background.

OCtech’s Computer Technology program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Associate Degree in Applied Science
69 semester hours

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